Paramedic Attitudes and Perceptions About Continuing Professional Development in Australasia

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Hobbs, Lisa, Devenish, Scott, Tippett, Vivienne and Long, David. 2020. "Paramedic Attitudes and Perceptions About Continuing Professional Development in Australasia." International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 19, pp. -30. https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406920909934
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Paramedic Attitudes and Perceptions About Continuing Professional Development in Australasia

ERA Journal ID39914
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHobbs, Lisa (Author), Devenish, Scott (Author), Tippett, Vivienne (Author) and Long, David (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Qualitative Methods
Journal Citation19, pp. -30
Number of Pages1
Year2020
PublisherSAGE Publications India
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1609-4069
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406920909934
Web Address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1609406920909934
Abstract

This study examined the attitudes and perceptions towards continuous professional development (CPD) of Australasian paramedics working in private and state or territory ambulance services. For the purpose of the study, CPD is described as commitment to both formal and informal life-long learning (LLL) opportunities which are linked to clinical advancements, practitioner competence, professionalism, and the delivery of gold standard patient care. Constructivist grounded theory was used as the methodological framework for this study. Study participants (n = 10) completed their paramedic qualification through two main pathways, namely a postemployment in-house Vocational Education and Training (VET) diploma or a preemployment university degree and had worked as a paramedic for a minimum of 2 years. Ethical approval was obtained from the Queensland University of Technology, and the participants signed consent forms prior to participating in the study. Data were collected by semistructured interviews, which were recorded digitally for transcription and analysis purposes. The study found there was not a considerable step up for paramedics to engage in CPD and LLL, as this was already expected prior to professional registration for paramedics commencing late 2018. Some older paramedics expressed fear about keeping up to date with new technologies and a shift in the paramilitary paramedic culture was identified, where education is forming a new hierarchical stigmatisation. A framework of paramedic CPD has been created from the study’s findings and builds on the extant literature. The framework acknowledges professional, industrial, social, personal, political, organisational, and economic factors which influence or change engagement in CPD.

Keywordsparamedics; ambulance services; continuous professional development (CPD); life-long learning (LLL); Australasia
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
429999. Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
Event2019 QHR Conference
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Event Details
2019 QHR Conference
Event Location
Vancouver, Canada
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